Decision Making and Problem Solving

FEMADecision Making and Problem Solving

Independent Study

November 2005

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency’s)

About This Course
Being able to make decisions and solve problems effectively is a necessary and
vital part of the job for every emergency manager, planner, and responder. This
course is designed to improve your decision-making skills. It addresses:
* The decision-making process
* Decision-making styles
* Attributes of an effective decision maker
* Ethical decision making and problem solving

FEMA’s Independent Study Program

FEMA’s Independent Study Program is one of the delivery channels that the
Emergency Management Institute (EMI) uses to provide training to the general
public and specific audiences. This course is part of the Federal Emergency
Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Independent Study Program. In addition to
this course, the Independent Study Program includes courses in radiological emergency
management,the role of the emergency manager, hazardous materials, and disaster

FEMA’s independent study courses are available at no charge and include a
final examination. You may test individually or through group training.

FEMA’s Independent Study Program

FEMA Independent Study Program
Administrative Office
Emergency Management Institute
16825 South Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
(301) 447-1200

Information about FEMA’s Independent Study Program also is available on the
Internet at: and click on FEMA Independent Study
Final Examination

This course includes a Final Examination, which you must complete and
submit to FEMA’s Independent Study Office for scoring. To obtain credit for
taking this course, you must successfully complete (75 percent correct) this
examination regardless of whether you complete this course through selfinstruction
or through group instruction.

You may take the Final Examination as many times as necessary.
Course Completion

Decision Making and Problem Solving has no prerequisites.

Decision Making and Problem Solving

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